You Are The Bass Player.....

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ZenG, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    There are 6 people in the band.

    You play bass but the other 5 can be anybody you like, living or dead (It's a fantasy band).

    You are allowed:-

    Lead Guitar
    Rhythm Guitar
    Keyboard player

    and yourself on bass.

    Who would they be and what would you all be playing?


    Drums :- Ringo Starr
    Lead Guitar:- Walter Becker
    Rhythm Guitar:- Robbie Krieger
    Vocalist:- Dianna Krall
    Keyboards:- Donald Fagen
    Bass:- Me

    We'd be doing Smooth Latin Jazz and covers of songs such as "Girl From Ipanema"
  2. lokikallas


    Aug 15, 2010
    los angeles
    I'd love to play bass for Testament. That's pretty much everyone I ever would love to play with has been in that band. I could pull it off too. Greg and Steve are both my heroes tho.
  3. Brother Goose

    Brother Goose Fun with a k all day!

    Dec 4, 2013
    Syracuse NY
    God Is Love
    Guitar- Nile Rodgers (Chic)
    Guitar- Jimmy Nolan (James Brown)
    Keys- Herbie Hancock
    Vocals- Sade/Chaka Khan (too tough to choose)
    Drums- Mike Clark


    May 3, 2010
    I would choose rubbish players so I dont look so out of place :D
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  6. Doctor_Clock

    Doctor_Clock The Moon Machine Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    Drummer-B.A. Baracus
    Lead Guitar-Dr. Emmett Brown
    Rhythm Guitar-Bobba Fett
    Keyboard player-Laura Petrie
  7. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    I'd clone myself five times, always wanted to try other instruments.

    Of course I'd be so bad I'd then immediately have to fire myself five times. :)
  8. silvertone

    silvertone Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2007
    SF, CA
    Drummer- Zigaboo Modeliste
    Lead Guitar- Jeff Beck
    Rhythm Guitar- Bob Weir
    Vocalist- John Anderson (of Yes)
    Keyboard player- Chuck Leveall
    Bass: ME!
  9. nicopiano

    nicopiano Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2012
    Levis, Quebec, Canada
    Drummer : Steve Gadd
    Lead Guit : Slash
    Rhythm Guit : Kirk Hammett
    Keyboard : Chick Corea
    Vocalist : Dave Grohl
    Bass : ME

    What are we playing? NOTHING BUT OLD SLOW COUNTRY BALLADS! I can't wait to see their faces...! :help: :smug:
  10. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't know. I guess don't believe in supergroups (well me being in it would make it non super...) I believe if I put together my favorite musicians they would probably make very disappointing music together. Even more so once you add me to the equation.
  11. Sacrilege, perhaps, but here goes:

    Vox: Ronnie Van Zant
    Lead guitar: Steve Gaines
    Rhythm guitar: Allen Collins
    Keys: Billy Powell
    Drums: Artimus Pyle

    :bag: :D
  12. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Drums- Tony Williams
    Piano- Bill Evans
    Trumpet- Lee Morgan
    Alto- Charlie Parker
    Tenor- Coltrane
    Guitar- grant green
    Vocals- chaka Kahn.
  13. TheDepths


    Mar 4, 2014
    I'll play....

    Guitar - John Frusciante
    Guitar - Troy Van Leeuwen
    Keys - Trent Reznor
    Vocals - Chris Cornell
    Drums - J P Gaster (Clutch)
  14. QweziRider

    QweziRider Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Drummer - Danny Cummings (Mark Knopfler)
    Lead Guitar - Mark Knopfler
    Rhythm Guitar - Richard Bennett (Knopfler, Neil Diamond)
    Vocalist - Deborah Holland (Animal Logic)
    Keyboard player - Geddy Lee (make him work his ass off on keys)
  15. Drummer - Mike Portnoy
    Lead Guitar - Steve Vai
    Rhythm Guitar - Vernon Reid
    Vocalist - Me
    Keyboard player - Jordan Rudess
  16. Drummer - Neil Pert
    Vocals - Freddy Mercury
    Lead Guitar - Dime
    Rhythm Guitar - Kirk Hammett
    Keys - Elton John
  17. mapleglo

    mapleglo Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2013
    phoenix, az
    I would totally play with Yes, right after their "classic lineup"!

    Drums - Alan White
    Vocals - Jon Anderson
    Keyboards - Rick Wakeman
    Guitar - Steve Howe
    Bass - Me!
    Maybe 2nd Guitar - Trevor Rabin
  18. Rich Emme

    Rich Emme Supporting Member

    Feb 26, 2014
    Drummer - Mike Portnoy
    Keys- Hiromi
    Guitar - Steve Lukather
    Vocals - We don't need no stinking vocals
  19. Jeff K

    Jeff K Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    Hmmm... Just off the top of my head (and of course after I type it, I'll probably think of other choices!):

    Drummer: Kenny Aronoff
    Lead Guitar: Eric Clapton
    Rhythm Guitar: John Lennon
    Vocalist: Rod Stewart
    Keyboard player: Gregg Allman

    Note: This is assuming that they are all in their prime. And I figure that John & Gregg can also trade off with Rod on vocals! ;)

    Optional Lineup:

    Drums: Ringo Starr
    Lead Guitar: Gary Moore
    Rhythm Guitar: Steve Marriott
    Vocals: Paul McCartney
    Keys: Billy Preston
  20. GregT

    GregT Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2012
    Southwest Missouri
    Guitar: Johnny Winter
    Keyboard: Edgar Winter
    Guitar: Rick Derringer
    Drums: Ginger Baker
    Vocals: Everyone
  21. JSpradBass

    JSpradBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Columbus, OH
    Drummer: John Bonham
    Lead Guitar: Tony Iommi
    Rhythm Guitar: James Hetfield
    Vocalist: Lemmy Kilmister
    Keyboard player: Trent Reznor